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Old 06-16-2009, 02:27 PM
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49 plymouth questions

hi...i have a 49 plymouth 4dr sedan special deluxe

what are the current factory suspension, brakes, and steering like?

are there modern parts from salvage, autorecyclers, or affordable quality aftermarket pieces that will swap right in???

thanks...

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This post came up yesterday and has links in my response that may help you out.
drum to disc conversion
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I would suggest visiting the P15-D24 forum, where you will find a wealth of information about your car.
Some will disagree, but your car has IFS, a stout frame, and if it's in good shape, shouldn't be a problem.
The brakes, however, are a different story. I wouldn't waste my time or money rebuilding the original brakes. They were poor, at their best. But there are disc brake kits available for these cars, that use mostly off the shelf components, readily available.
There are also power steering conversions available for them. Good luck with your project...there are many more Fords & Chevies out there, but old Mopars seem to be more prevalent this year at the car shows.
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This post came up yesterday and has links in my response that may help you out.
drum to disc conversion
thanks for the link, it is helpful!
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I would suggest visiting the P15-D24 forum, where you will find a wealth of information about your car.
Some will disagree, but your car has IFS, a stout frame, and if it's in good shape, shouldn't be a problem.
The brakes, however, are a different story. I wouldn't waste my time or money rebuilding the original brakes. They were poor, at their best. But there are disc brake kits available for these cars, that use mostly off the shelf components, readily available.
There are also power steering conversions available for them. Good luck with your project...there are many more Fords & Chevies out there, but old Mopars seem to be more prevalent this year at the car shows.
thank you...that is some good food for thought. i found a front conversion kit but not a back. i will definitely want power steering!
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